The diocesan elementary school calendar, approved by the Bishop of the Diocese and the Diocesan Board of Education, is issued annually before the close of the current school year. It marks the beginning and closing dates, and all other dates pertinent to the school year.
The diocesan elementary school calendar is to be followed by the schools of the diocese, unless a different calendar is approved. Such approval will be given if sufficient reason is offered, e.g., dependence on local public school bus transportation.
The school calendar is so arranged that it fulfills the requirements of the School Code of Illinois.
It provides for 176 actual pupil attendance days, 3 institute days and 6 emergency days.
Dates for local institutes are at the discretion of the local school. If the designated institute days are not used for institute days, they should be added to the actual pupil attendance days.
Adopted: April 22, 1971
Revised: January 17, 2012
The Most Reverend Edward K. Braxton
Bishop of Belleville